Post by desertbikes on Jan 13, 2020 22:28:58 GMT -7
This just barely qualifies as a bike, however, were I still a city dweller relying on the city transit system, this would be a great option. That's assuming everything I needed to carry would fit in a backpack. At just over $300 it's cheaper than many collapsible bike without a motor!
interesting, if they had these in the store i would definitely give them a look. they list 2 others at $399. both marked down from 700+, and a couple in the $799 range marked down from 1499, and i think what's happening is we're beginning to see competition and market saturation driving prices down at the higher price ranges. i'm hoping this trend continues,.
Post by desertbikes on Jan 14, 2020 10:28:42 GMT -7
The others are mostly other vendors. Only buy from Walmart on the wally website or risk buying a screw job, and not in a good way.
But, yeah, these are all Chinese imports so at some point someone will buy a slug (100 or more) & accept a 20% profit. The margins are usually outrageous on "green" products. If you look at the Alibaba website - not Aliexpress - you can pick your most desireable bike configuration, request a quotation FOB mainland Red Chine. Some will give shipping quotes. Regardless, you'll see what I mean about the profit margins. If you're Walmart, & going though third party vendors, you also have to pad the price for loss-probability. i.e. stupid people & bad/poor performing lipo batteries.
"There aint nothin' like a dame, even in space" Men into Space 1959 "She blinded me with science!" Thomas Dolby 1982
Chinese chosen names are often odd. Do-Hike, as in if you buy this you will Do (some) Hiking - cuz it don't work
i'm hoping that's not what they were thinking. i'm actually tempted to order up one of these for the LOTH, who has not ridden her huffy ONCE since it got home. maybe a hub motor would make more sense? if i do, there will be a review. we'll see.
desertbikes: Clear today. In fact it's steaks & air rifle day, after some seasonal generator maintenance.
Jan 18, 2020 10:51:30 GMT -7
lurker: about the same here. wearing long johns under my overalls, trying to stay indoors. overcast but supposed to be clear and cold the rest of the week. range trip scheduled for thursday, gonna take my "new" pistol.
Jan 18, 2020 7:10:17 GMT -7
desertbikes: Even we have coldish drizzly days. Today day was one. Didn't get a darn thing done.
Jan 16, 2020 19:37:07 GMT -7
desertbikes: greasewood - what creosotes are called in the southwest. Probably due to shiny or greasy look of the leaves, particularly during monsoon season.
Jan 11, 2020 18:32:03 GMT -7
desertbikes: I give up. My service (verizon) is so crappy I keep losing posts.
Jan 11, 2020 18:29:41 GMT -7
desertbikes: I've used their .45 & .38 Spl with no issues. Maybe a bit dirty but that can be subjective.
Jan 6, 2020 20:37:03 GMT -7
lurker: vendor sold me a box of magtech, brazilian. i've shot their 7.62x51 nato.
Jan 6, 2020 14:04:25 GMT -7
desertbikes: And never test anything using Winchester white box ammo. In fact, there's no reason to ever subject yourself to that junk.
Jan 6, 2020 11:31:17 GMT -7
desertbikes: I use a bucket of sand & kevlar reinforced welding gloves to test handguns. Vertically, usually in a piece of 10" galvanized stove pipe to direct the sound up. And always look away for the first shot, just in case.
Jan 6, 2020 11:29:55 GMT -7
lurker: contemplating a range trip in the next week or so. need a confluence of mild temps and sunshine. highs lately about 50, so not really cold. there's that "new" hundred year old H&R revolver to try out.
Jan 5, 2020 0:45:34 GMT -7
lurker: it's not like i have to earn a living or keep a regular schedule. sometimes i get up in the middle of the night to pee. i'm still alive and can get around on my own, so it's all good. couple of times the probabilities said i'd be dead by now so it's good.
Jan 1, 2020 6:50:49 GMT -7
desertbikes: Happy New Year fellow forum fiddlers. Looks like me & the lurkster have absolutely nothing better to do on new years eve than type & read. It does beat driving in the drunken madness & dodging stray bullets. Well, we do have gun fire & mexican fireworks (:
Dec 31, 2019 20:37:47 GMT -7